The OLD BRIDGE
The OLD BRIDGE Wine Shop
At every price level, an outstanding selection of wines chosen by John Hoskins MW
SERIOUS, DRY REDS
2016 RIOJA CRIANZA, Bodegas Lan. Spain
"Bodegas LAN is located in the heart of Rioja Alta. Founded in 1972, Bodegas LAN was named after the initials of the three provinces in the Rioja Designation of Origin: Logroño (now La Rioja), Álava and Navarra. María Barua has been the head winemaker and technical director since 2002, and brings both scientific expertise, with an academic background in chemistry in addition to her oenology degree, and local knowledge, being born, raised and educated in Rioja. She and her young and energetic team focus not only on understanding the technical details of winemaking, but also on ‘expressing the virtues of the land'."
"While I know Tinpot, Selvapiana and Vinha Grande well, the other three wines on this page are relatively new flirtations for me and Lan is another wonderful surprise. There is nothing more dreary than old fashioned, sweaty Rioja. Bodegas Lan seemingly polishes every single grape that goes into this wine because it is super-flash, brightly-fruited, bouncy and refreshing on the palate. This is a perfect Rioja for the summer months because it doesn’t let tradition get in the way of enjoyment."
£15.15 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£14.36 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles
10% discount on mixed cases of 12.